Alexis Romano

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Contemporary Reliquaries and Utopian Fashions Problems Regarding Evolution & French Fashion Exhibitions Architecture & Fashion: a look at two images from 1964 – 1965 Prêt-à-porter, Subjectivity and Filmic Visualisation in the 1961 French Fashion Press 5 Minutes with… Michaela Zoschg Elle C’est Vous: Some Comments on French Fashion and Art in the 1960s Shaping Prêt-a-Porter…

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5 Minutes With… Ruby Redstone

As the dissertation deadline looms, we’re spending some time getting to know the current MA Documenting Fashion students. Ruby discusses tartan, Elsa Schiaparelli’s Lobster Dress and 1930s personal style.   What is your dissertation about? My dissertation is about how the concept of personal style developed in 1930s America. The decade was a spectacular time…

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Alumni Spotlight: Frances Crossley

Having completed her undergraduate degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Frances Crossley returned to study on the ‘Documenting Fashion’ MA course with Dr Rebecca Arnold in 2018. Frances currently works at Richard Green Gallery and is also the AHRC Networking Project Administrator for the Fashion Interpretations project. In this interview we discuss how the…

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Saying ‘au revoir’ to Class of 2019

As another academic year draws to a close, I want to reflect on the wonderful time I have had teaching my Class of 2019 MA Documenting Fashion students… The autumn term started with a breakfast to greet my new students—and it was clear what an interesting and sparky group they would be.  During the initial…

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Shoes: Pain and Pleasure Review

As the title  – Shoes: Pleasure & Pain – indicates, the V&A’s latest exhibition aims to grab the viewer’s attention. If not through the appeal of footwear itself, then by the suggestion of eroticism that is underlined further by the choice of Helmut Newton’s provocative image ‘High & Mighty’ of 1995 as both catalogue cover and poster. This…

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